Child Molestation Crimes
In California, like in other parts of the country, incidents of child pornography and sexual predators have gained national attention. Because the Internet is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of communication, and because more and more minors have unmonitored access to it, the rate of exposure of minors to sex crimes increases significantly. Of course, child molestation does not have to involve an exchange through the Internet, though many of these crimes begin in such a way. Unfortunately, behavior that may seem innocent to some can be viewed as predatory to others.
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Categories of Child Molestation
A person can be prosecuted for any number of crimes involving minors, including possession or distribution of child pornography. Some instances of child molestation can include:
- Touching a child with a “lewd” intent
- Exposing yourself to a child
- Having sex / committing sexual acts with a minor (even if the minor consented to the act)
These are only a few very broad examples of what might be considered child molestation in the state of California. If convicted of child molestation, a person faces extremely serious legal consequences, including significant jail time, fines, and public registration as a sex offender.
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